FontAwesomeFX 8.10: The artefacts act

Recently I created a demo an wanted to use just one FontAwesome icon and I notices that I need to add the whole ~600KB package for that. Clearly the package size is driven by the all the contained True Type Font files:

de.jensd:fontawesomefx-fontawesomefx:8.9 571 KB

So I thought about split the full package into separated artifacts per icon font: smaller footprint and easier to update (also the package versioning reflects the icon font version)

Coming with FontAwesomeFX 8.10

de.jensd:fontawesomefx-fontawesome:4.5.0 115.7 KB
de.jensd:fontawesomefx-materialdesignfont:1.4.57 246.4 KB
de.jensd:fontawesomefx-materialicons:2.1 92.2 KB
de.jensd:fontawesomefx-octicons:3.3.0 29.9 KB
de.jensd:fontawesomefx-weathericons:2.0 2.0 KB


de.jensd:fontawesomefx-common:8.10 13.4 KB

and optional:

de.jensd:fontawesomefx-controls:8.10 3.4 KB


E.g. to use WeatherIcons in your app you just have to add

repositories {

dependencies {
 compile 'de.jensd:fontawesomefx-weathericons:2.0'

to your build.gradle and you are done with 16KB (font-pack + common) additional footprint.


You can run contained demo by calling: de.jensd.fx.glyphs.weathericons.demo.WeatherIconsDemoApp

Please give it a try and feed me back if it works!

Next steps are:

  • rename it from FontAwesomeFX to e.g. IconsFX (in respect to the other supportet icon fonts) and
  • focus on Java9 and JigSaw….

Here you can find the new bintray package.

Sources are here at Bitbucket

Report issues here

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